VogueVixens

Vintage Sewing Patterns Designer Vogues Craft Patterns

Winnipeg, Canada · 3462 Sales

VogueVixens

Vintage Sewing Patterns Designer Vogues Craft Patterns

Winnipeg, Canada 3462 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   We've collected patterns for decades and check our patterns for completeness & condition. Add Us To Your Favourites - more designer and vintage patterns will be listed daily. Looking for a favourite designer, size, or bust size? Just type the info. into our shop search. Many 80's and 70's fashions are back!
We choose patterns that reflect the current retro trends or have classic drapery and tailoring. So check out our collection, we think you'll be happily surprised! Rework our patterns to create something unique for you - become a Vogue Vixen!

Trends we've noticed in Women's Fashion:
- One Shoulder and Off the Shoulder Dresses and Tops
- Boho Tunics and Caftans
- High-waist Pants and Skirts
- Wide leg trousers, flared and bellbottom pants, palazzo pants
- Cropped Pants, Coulottes
- Asymmetrical Skirts and Dresses
- Military and Safari Inspired
- Blouses and Dresses with Lace or Ruffles
- Jumpsuits and summer Rompers
- Harem pants
- Tailored shorts
- Peplum Jackets, Tops and Dresses
- Wrap Dresses, skirts and tops
- Empire Waist Dresses and Tunics
- Batwing & Dolman sleeved tops and dresses
- Crop Tops

****When looking for Gowns - also look in Vogue Designer section and the 30's-60's section for more great styles. ***

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 3, 2016

We've collected patterns for decades and check our patterns for completeness & condition. Add Us To Your Favourites - more designer and vintage patterns will be listed daily. Looking for a favourite designer, size, or bust size? Just type the info. into our shop search. Many 80's and 70's fashions are back!
We choose patterns that reflect the current retro trends or have classic drapery and tailoring. So check out our collection, we think you'll be happily surprised! Rework our patterns to create something unique for you - become a Vogue Vixen!

Trends we've noticed in Women's Fashion:
- One Shoulder and Off the Shoulder Dresses and Tops
- Boho Tunics and Caftans
- High-waist Pants and Skirts
- Wide leg trousers, flared and bellbottom pants, palazzo pants
- Cropped Pants, Coulottes
- Asymmetrical Skirts and Dresses
- Military and Safari Inspired
- Blouses and Dresses with Lace or Ruffles
- Jumpsuits and summer Rompers
- Harem pants
- Tailored shorts
- Peplum Jackets, Tops and Dresses
- Wrap Dresses, skirts and tops
- Empire Waist Dresses and Tunics
- Batwing & Dolman sleeved tops and dresses
- Crop Tops

****When looking for Gowns - also look in Vogue Designer section and the 30's-60's section for more great styles. ***

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About

Use Our Sewing Patterns to Create Fun Unique Fashion

Inspired by her own mother's ability to rework hand-me-downs into lovely outfits, Karen starting sewing her own clothes as a teen in 1960. A stay at home mom for 15 years, she sewed everything from children's clothing to home accents, dance costumes and evening gowns. Returning to the work force led to the creation of tailored career gal outfits. Karen has always been complimented for her ability to create high fashion on a low budget; and years of sewing had left her sewing room bursting with PATTERNS and fabric.

Jill's favourite activity was picking out patterns and fabrics with her mom Karen and dreaming of the fabulous outfits to come. Hopeless at sewing, she used to beg her mom to finish her Home-Ec assignments (to no avail). If she wanted a new outfit, then she was relegated the tasks of pattern layout, cutting, and hand sewing buttons and hems.

After Karen's retirement, Jill suggested that Etsy would be the perfect venue to sell both their pattern collections, since they rarely found the time to sew. Vogue Vixens was opened in 2010

We've enjoyed our treasured patterns, especially those by Vogue, collected over five decades. Some were used, and many were never used. The amount of time we had to create was often overwhelmed by our greedy imaginations!

You can have fun becoming a Vogue Vixen as you use our patterns to create outfits to suit your own personal style. The choice to mix vintage with contemporary fashion makes every outfit unique.

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  • Karen

    Owner

    Scholar, Retired Historian, Mother, Grandmother, and lover of Fashion. She has sewn through her own finger at least once, but the outfit was worth it! Her closet is filled with clothing and shoes she hasn't gotten around to wearing yet.

  • Jill

    Owner

    Daughter, Craftsperson, Artist. She loves vintage and recycling ,mixing the old with the new.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2016
All items are shipped from CANADA.
CONTACT US through the ETSY Conversation Message system, we will reply within 3-24 hours. Emails are only read once a week, so will not get a quick reply.

►SIZES - Sizes have changed over the decades. Please compare listing measurements against measurements of your body. We suggest when buying a vintage pattern, to choose the correct bust size, and make any necessary alterations to the pattern in the waist and hips.

►CONDITION OF VINTAGE PATTERNS - We check ALL our patterns. Patterns are cut unless marked Uncut in the description. What size was cut will be noted in the case of multiple sizes (ex. 12-14-16) , as well as any missing or damaged parts.

Envelopes may be rumpled, creased, worn on the edges, or have tears. Some are stamped, have areas where stickers were removed, or writing. Vintage envelopes & patterns may have stains or yellowing due to age. Use the Zoom option for a closer look. GOOD is the rating for average envelope condition of pre-owned/ vintage patterns, that have been stored & bumped around. Great/Very Good is better than average.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
***********MULTIPLE ITEM SHIPPING Rates*********
Put items in your cart, and then check cart to see the total shipping cost.
Depending on Pattern weight:
USA - $2 - $2.50 per additional item
Canada - $1-$1.25 per additional Item
Everywhere Else - $2.50 - $3.50 per additional item

Please READ THE ENTIRE LISTING, to be fully informed on the size and condition of each pattern before purchase.

CONTACT US through the ETSY CONVERSATION/MESSAGE system, we will reply within 3-24 hours. Emails are only read once a week, so will not get a quick reply.

A guide to making your first purchase: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

*Please contact us if you are having problems with checkout.

►PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR ETSY AND PAYPAL ADDRESSES ARE CURRENT If you give us an incorrect address, non-delivery/lost mail may occur; read our refund policy.
Shipping
PROCESSING & SHIPPING TIMELINES
Processing time is within 3 BUSINESS DAYS (Monday to Friday) of payment, not including holidays. *
Once mailed,the Shipping time from CANADA is Estimated to take an additional:
U.S.A - 5-14 BUSINESS DAYS (Monday to Friday), Equals 1-3 weeks
Canada - 1-2 weeks
International - 2-4 weeks, possibly longer ★
*E-CHECKS through Paypal; items ship after payment has cleared.

►Postal times vary, sometimes quicker, sometimes it takes a bit longer. We are not responsible for postal transit times nor delays caused by USA & International Customs.
►The buyer is responsible for any fees, taxes, and duties that may be charged by their government for importing their parcel/envelope. As we are in Canada, we are NOT registered for VAT, and so this tax is not included in our prices. If any of our listings or shipping rates state "VAT included (where applicable)", that is a recent misleading change to Etsy's webshop platform, and we are unable to remove this wording from our listings.

RUSH SHIPPING? Options available, but are Very High for USA and International compared to regular rates. Please provide your town, country and postal/zip code to receive quotes for rush shipping.

PACKAGING: Most patterns are shipped in legal sized envelopes via Airmail Letter. Packaging is as minimal as possible to be good to the environment and to keep shipping costs down. Orders may be split into separate envelopes at our discretion. If you have a request or question about packaging, please contact us before purchasing, or leave a note during checkout.
★Please Note: IF ★
a) the package weight is over 100 grams;
b) or if the envelope is thicker than .75" (2cm);
c) or if the order contains at least one Pattern that is individually priced over $99;
Then the order will likely be shipped as a Light or Small Packet, including a Customs Declaration form, stating the value of the shipment, & the contents as used sewing patterns. Orders to Canada of a Pattern individually priced over $99 will be shipped by Regular or Expedited parcel.

►SHIPPING REFUNDS & COMBINED SHIPPING - Shipping differences over $1.50 USD will be refunded back to your Paypal account or credit card. ***
***May not apply for orders that contain at least one Pattern that is individually priced over $99, or on orders that have requested and paid additionally for rush express shipping.***
Refunds and Exchanges
Please ask any questions about our items before you buy, we would be happy to help you. ALL SALES ARE FINAL unless we have grossly misrepresented an item in the description of the CONDITION. These are vintage and pre-owned patterns, not new, so we do our best to accurately describe the condition on each pattern.

A picture is worth a thousand words, please view the photos and use the ZOOM option.
***We will reuse photos from previously sold items sometimes on new listings, this is usually stated in the listing.**

--If an envelope comes back unclaimed or because of an incorrect address on the Paypal & Etsy invoices, we will not refund the original shipping fees, & will relist the item unless the buyer pays for reshipping. If it is our error, we will make it right.

--Please contact us right away and before leaving feedback if there are any issues with your order, we want happy customers!
Additional policies and FAQs
►CONDITION OF VINTAGE PATTERNS - We check ALL our patterns. Patterns are cut unless marked Uncut in the description. What size was cut will be noted in the case of multiple sizes (ex. 12-14-16) , as well as any missing or damaged parts.

Envelopes may be rumpled, creased, worn on the edges, or have tears. Some are stamped, have areas where stickers were removed, or writing. Vintage envelopes and patterns may have stains or yellowing due to age. Use the Zoom option for a closer look.
GOOD is the rating for average envelope condition of pre-owned/ vintage patterns,
that have been stored & bumped around. Great/Very Good is better than average.

More information

Last updated on Jun 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

SIZES - I wear a clothing size ---, how do I know what size pattern to buy?

Sizes have changed over the decades, and may vary between pattern brands. Measure your bust/chest, waist, and hips with a measuring tape, compare these measurements to the charts given on our listings.
As well there is usually a photo of the back of the pattern envelope, that often includes a sizing chart.
Looking at VINTAGE patterns, mid 1960's or earlier?
We suggest when buying a vintage pattern, to choose the correct bust size, and make any necessary alterations to the pattern in the waist and hips. An experienced sewer may be capable of making adjustments in the bust as well.

SEWING RATINGS - What does that refer to?

Some patterns give a level of difficulty/sewing ability recommended to use the pattern...from Very Easy, Easy, Average to Advanced.

The buyer should use their own judgement before purchase to decide if their skills match the rating. Be sure to look at the photo of the backs of the envelopes for more information on the construction of the garment.

LANGUAGE - What Language are the Pattern Instructions?

All our patterns instructions are in English, sometimes there are also instructions in an additional language.

Even though some envelopes have French or Spanish or German, that is NOT always an indicator that the instructions inside are multi-lingual.

In the text part of the listing, under Condition, is where we will note if the instructions are available or included in an additional language besides the standard English.
Please contact us before purchase if you are unsure if the pattern instructions are in your preferred language, and we will check for you.

VAT - Is VAT tax included in the price & shipping fees?

NO. Since we are in Canada, we are not registered for VAT, and so this tax is NOT included in our prices. If any of our listings or shipping rates state "VAT included (where applicable)", this is because Etsy's programmers have recently added this to the current webshop platform. Unfortunately this is misleading and incorrect, but we are unable to remove it from our listings.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions on this issue. Vogue Vixens has been open since 2010, with over 500 orders going to buyers in the European Union, and we have received very positive reviews from our European customers.